Forwarding to Syslog

Syslog refers to System Logging protocol. It is a standard chiefly used by network devices to send events and logs in a particular format to a centralized system for storage and analysis. A Syslog event includes severity level, host IP, timestamps, diagnostics information, and so on.

Sysdig Event Forwarding allows you to send events gathered by Sysdig Secure to a Syslog server.

Configure Syslog Event Forwarding

To forward event data to a Syslog Server:

  1. From the Settings module of the Sysdig Secure UI, navigate to the Events Forwarding tab.

  2. Click the Add Integration button.

  3. Select Syslog from the drop-down menu.

  4. Toggle the Enabled switch as necessary. By default, the new integration is enabled.

  5. Configure the required options:

    1. Integration Name: Define an integration name.

    2. Address: Specify the Syslog server where the events are forwarded. Enter a domain name or IP address. If a domain name resolves to several IP addresses, the first resolved address is used.

    3. Port: Specify the port number.

    4. Protocol: Choose the protocol depending on the server you are sending the logs to:

      RFC 3164: RFC 3164 is the older version of the protocol, default port and transport is 514/UDP.

      RFC 5424: RFC 5424 is the current version of the protocol, default port and transport is 514/UDP

      RFC 5425 (TLS): RFC 5425 (TLS) is an extension to RFC 5424 to use an encrypted channel, default port and transport is 6514/TCP

    5. UDC/TCP; Define transport layer protocol UDP/TCP. Use TCP for security incidents, as it's far more reliable than UDP for handling network congestion and preventing packet loss.

      NOTE: RFC 5425 (TLS) only supports TCP.

    6. Data to Send: Currently, Sysdig only supports sending policy events (events from Sysdig Secure).

    7. Allow insecure connections: Toggle on if you want to allow insecure connections (i.e. invalid or self-signed certificate on the receiving side).

  6. Click the Save button to save the integration.